San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Manchester Project is proud to announce the first annual “Mark’s Madness”, an Event to Promote local awareness, activism, and education for ALS. The event’s mission is to raise funds to help support Local ALS,Team Gleason and The Manchester Project.
Mark Manchester was diagnosed in July 2011 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuromuscular disease. Lou Gehrig first brought National and International attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s Disease). ALS can strike anyone, anytime. Mark is determined to inspire others by continually pursuing a positive and inspirational life. Despite his diagnosis, Mark continues to challengethe works of technology and science to identify and implement their most promising developments towards new treatments and a cure. Mark has taken on the motto “NO WHITE FLAGS” as shared with Steve Gleason, a former Saints football player who is also fighting this terrible disease.
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3pm-10pm
Where: On the Levee in Downtown Port Allen
Who’s Performing: The Chee-Weez, Don Rich, JJ Callier, Floyd Brown, Big Pokey, Greg Martinez, Johnny Pat and Al Kilvo, and Vinnie Whitehead.
Children 12 and under are free
Food and beverages are to be provided by multiple vendors for sale on site - no ice chests.